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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

Friday, January 23, 2015

Blaine Man Pleads Guilty To Bath Salts Distribution Conspiracy

Contact: Andrew McCormack
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Nate Brewer, 34, of Blaine, Maine, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute bath salts.

According to court records, between about January 2012 and June 2014, Brewer conspired with others in Aroostook County to obtain and distribute bath salts. Specifically, Brewer helped purchase bath salts from China for personal use and to sell to other conspirators. He also helped to raise money to place bulk orders for multiple conspirators in order to receive discounted pricing.

The defendant faces up to 20 year in prison and a $1,000,000 fine. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency with assistance from the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department and the United State Postal Inspection Service.

Updated February 9, 2015